LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS A NOTE ON USAGE INTRODUCTION 1. FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO 1000 CE 2. THE MIDDLE AGES: 1000-1500 3. NEW WINES, NEW REGIONS: 1500-1700 4. ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTION: 1700-1800 5. STABILITY AND GROWTH: 1800-1870 6. PHYLLOXERA AND RENEWAL: 1870-1914 7. PINARD AND POSTWAR FRANCE: 1914-1930 8. FROM DEPRESSION TO LIBERATION: 1930-1945 9. FRENCH WINE REINVENTED: 1945 TO THE PRESENT CONCLUSION NOTES SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
Rod Phillips teaches history at Carleton University in Ottawa and is the author of a number of books on European social history and the history of wine and alcohol, including Alcohol: A History and A Short History of Wine.
"Rod Phillips' comprehensive book, French Wine: A History, is an absolute tour de force, sure to be an instant classic." -- Pam Strayer Wine Country Geographic "Offers insight on France's modern rise to wine world prominence, taking us back through several eras (Enlightenment to the Middle Ages, and beyond) to show us that the country's current premiere status was hard-won. Wine does not exist in a vacuum, and Phillips touches on several of the industry's outside forces in France, including religion and politics - two things you want to avoid talking about when you're drinking, but should feel free to read about anytime." -- Michael Austin Chicago Tribune